Tag Archive: Microsoft’s


Bing search comes to Microsoft’s SwiftKey keyboard on Android

It’s fairly limited right now, but SwiftKey will allow you to search the web without leaving what you’re typing.

Microsoft’s SwiftKey keyboard on Android is getting some added functionality, with integrated Bing search implemented into the latest beta version of the application. Anyone can download it from the Play Store right now and take it for a spin.

In the bar above the word suggestions, you’ll now see a small search box on the left-hand side which,  [Read More…]

Hands-on with Microsoft’s new Xbox Game Pass app for Android

At Gamescom 2018, Microsoft debuted a new Xbox Game Pass mobile app for Android and iOS, allowing you to browse and push game installations remotely to your console.

Xbox Game Pass is a $ 9.99 per month service that gives you subscription access to dozens of games. It also has some true headliners, such as Fallout 4, DOOM, and The Division.

During Gamescom 2018, Microsoft unveiled a new Xbox Game Pass app for Android and iOS mobile  [Read More…]

Microsoft’s Surface Go can learn from past Chromebook blunders

There are plenty of bad ideas and bad implementations in the Chromebook world, and Microsoft should be looking at all of them.

Have you checked out the Surface Go? If you haven’t, it’s Microsoft’s latest answer to the iPad and Chromebooks and while it’s not yet available, it’s already doing a lot of things right.

We’re going to talk a bit about it here today, not because I’m interested in using one, but because it’s a smart  [Read More…]

Why Android is vital to Microsoft’s software and services strategy

Android and is now a key player in Microsoft’s overall software and services strategy — and that’s a good thing for Microsoft.

When Microsoft announced that it was stepping away from its smartphone efforts, there were quite a few of us who were worried about how we’d continue to remain invested in Microsoft’s ecosystem without being able to carry Windows around in our pockets. But it ultimately allowed Microsoft to invest in bringing ecosystem synergy to more  [Read More…]

Microsoft’s sale on the Surface Laptop covers every color and every configuration

Blue, Gold, Platinum, or Burgundy.

The Microsoft Surface Laptop in Cobalt Blue with a Core i5, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD is down to $ 999 on Amazon and the Microsoft Store. It also comes in a variety of colors, including Graphite Gold, Burgundy, and Platinum. I just went with Cobalt Blue because I like it the most. This laptop is normally $ 1,100 on Amazon and as much as $ 1,300 at Microsoft.

This is part  [Read More…]

Microsoft’s SMS Organizer is the perfect messaging app, but you can’t use it outside of India

This is what Android Messages should have been from the beginning.

Microsoft significantly raised the quality of its services on Android over the course of the last two years, leading to great Android apps that include the likes of Next Lock Screen and Microsoft Launcher.

The latest is SMS Organizer, a text messaging service from Microsoft Garage, an initiative within the company that lets employees work on projects they’re passionate about. The app leverages machine learning to  [Read More…]

Everything you need to know about Microsoft’s new Chrome OS competitor

All the major announcements Microsoft made to take on the Chromebook, Chrome OS, and more!

Microsoft held a live event in New York City this morning to announce a slew of new products and options for the education market. The #MicrosoftEDU event was covered by our pals over at Windows Central, and here’s a rundown of the major announcements made!

New version of Windows 10

Microsoft unveiled Windows 10 S, a new edition of its current operating  [Read More…]

Microsoft’s Arrow Launcher picks up tablet support in latest update

Arrow Launcher, an experimental launcher from Microsoft’s Garage division, has picked up another big update. The biggest feature coming along in this update is tablet support, but there are a number of other little handy additions like more backup and restore options, a horizontal layout option for the apps page, and more wallpapers from Bing.

Here’s a full look at what’s new in Arrow Launcher version 3.1:

Tablet support: a very  [Read More…]

Microsoft’s Clip Layer for Android allows you to copy/paste content from any app

Not so long ago Microsoft launched its iconic Windows game, Solitaire on Android and iOS. Now the company has unleashed another application in a bid to expand its colonization of Android. The new application comes from Microsoft’s Garage lab – a project lab that lets Microsoft employees work on diverse projects. Like today’s app which

Microsoft’s Arrow Launcher is astonishingly good

Microsoft’s Arrow Launcher has a lot to offer.

Microsoft rolled out Arrow Launcher last year, following a positive reception for the company’s Next Lock Screen. Both apps originated out of Microsoft Garage, a hub for Microsoft employees to work on projects and ideas that don’t have a direct correlation to the company’s broader software efforts. Other apps that have come out of Microsoft’s Garage include the excellent Word Flow keyboard for iOS.

As for Arrow Launcher,  [Read More…]